Patents by Inventor Robert R. Johnson

Robert R. Johnson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230021767
    Abstract: A coaxial rotating automated stepping surface assembly adapted for a vehicle, including, at least one stepping surface portion, single pivot axis, coaxial motor arrangement to pivot axis, and complete system packaging out board of sill structure. The motor is a non back-drivable motor and is capable of operably self-locking in predetermined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Magna Exteriors Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley E. Watson, Deane Nelson, Jeffrey R. Johnson, Mark T. Pilette, Robert D. Brimm
  • Publication number: 20230001189
    Abstract: An adaptive control method for controlling EP pulse parameters during electroporation (EP) of cells or tissue using an EP system includes providing a system for adaptive control to optimize EP pulse parameters including EP pulse parameters, applying voltage and current excitation signals to the cells, obtaining data from the current and voltage measurements, and processing the data to separate the desirable data from the undesirable data, extracting relevant features from the desirable data, applying at least a portion of the relevant features to a trained diagnostic model, estimating EP pulsing parameters based on an outcome of the applied relevant features, where the initialized EP pulsing parameters are based on the trained model and the relevant features, to optimize the EP pulsing parameters, and applying, by the generator, a first EP pulse based on the first pulsing parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Arya BAHRAMI, Douglas W. Brown, Jean Campbell, Richard J. Connolly, Andy E. Denison, Christopher S. Hayden, Eric T. Johnson, Robert H. Pierce, Robert R. Ragland
  • Patent number: 11534093
    Abstract: The test lab set-up includes a test flow bench for mounting one or more test devices, an adjustable nozzle for simulating urine flow, and a sensor for collecting data associated with the simulated urine flowing through the test device(s). A computing device for measuring and/or calculating various parameters associated with the simulated urine flow may also be included. The test device may have a shape corresponding to a handheld uroflowmeter subject to testing. The angle of the adjustable nozzle may be adjusted to test for various angles of urine flow. Similarly, the angle, pitch, and roll of the test device may be adjusted to test for various angles at which a uroflowmeter is held. As fluid flows through the test device, the sensor collects information such as, for example, flow rate, duration, volume, and the like. The sensor transmits the data collected to a computing device for additional processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ClearTrac Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Laing, John Green, Paul R. Johnson, Robert John Smith, Robert Edwin Schneider, Magnus Hargis, Elise Geolat Edson, Elizabeth A. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11524761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a body of a mobile vehicle. The body includes skin, a stringer, and a frame. The skin comprises a first tab and a second tab, opposite the first tab. The first tab is fixed directly onto the skin and the second tab is fixed directly onto the skin. The frame comprises a cut-out, a first foot, and a second foot. The second foot is spaced apart from the first foot by the cut-out. The first foot is fixed directly onto the first tab of the stringer, such that the first tab of the stringer is immediately interposed between the first foot of the frame and the skin. The second foot is fixed directly onto the skin, such that no portion of the frame is fixed directly onto the second tab of the stringer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Dopker, Richard R. Rosman, Robert W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220383259
    Abstract: Disclosed are example embodiments of a methods and systems for analyzing and determining impact (or lack thereof) on any selected group or groups of employees of selected pay policies. An example includes a computer-implemented method for analyzing and determining impact on selected group of employees of selected pay policies. The method including receiving a first pay data for the selected group of employees. The method also including determining one or more controls for the selected group of employees. Additionally, the method including calculating an equitable pay range for the selected group of employees based on the one or more controls. The method also including receiving a user input, wherein the user input requests a second pay data relates to an employee, and is based on a selected control. The method also including calculating the second pay data; and sending the second pay data for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Maria Colacurcio, Robert Porcarelli, Robert Paul Platzer, Kathlyn Bardaro, Zev Eigen, Olya Evanitsky, Courtney Alexandra Ellert, Melania Davila, David Rubin, Rebecca Scully, Clinton Cutchins, Vanessa Mari Lynskey, Allison Hamilton, Robert Christopher Martin, Erika M. Johnson, Tyler E. Benjamin, Heather R. Kanipe, Adam Joshua Reed, Heather L. Hendy, Brendon Alan Kay, Trent Vigar, Taivon David Thompson, Samuel Andres Roldan, Lena I. Ripple, Joshua B. Hanson, Olga Kuznetsova, John Dillon Lareau, Scott J. Wilkins, Michelle Elaine Ruch, Jessica Sarmiento Madamba, Jia Yin
  • Patent number: 11505755
    Abstract: A volume of natural gas including a volume of methane and a volume of other alkanes may be cleaned of the other alkanes using a steam reformer system to create synthesis gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PROTEUM ENERGY, LLC
    Inventors: Jason S. Steill, Adam Smith, Dean C. Hoaglan, Scott V. Johnson, David L. Grottenthaler, Robert Terry Kennon, Michael R. Johnson, Steven K. Eddy, Kenneth Losch, Charles Robert Rapier, Jay K. Neutzler
  • Patent number: 11495293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices supporting configurable resistivities for lines in a memory device, such as access lines in a memory array are described. For example, metal lines at different levels of a memory device may be oxidized to different extents in order for the lines at different levels of the memory device to have different resistivities. This may allow the resistivity of lines to be tuned on a level-by-level basis without altering the fabrication techniques and related parameters used to initially form the lines at the different levels, which may have benefits related to at least reduced cost and complexity. Lines may be oxidized to a controlled extent using either a dry or wet process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Koushik Banerjee, Isaiah O. Gyan, Robert Cassel, Jian Jiao, William L. Cooper, Jason R. Johnson, Michael P. O'Toole
  • Patent number: 11491058
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved handling of body exudates. The absorbent article can minimize the amount of body exudates in contact with a wearer's skin and can minimize the incidence of leakage of body exudates from the absorbent article. In one example, the article can include an outer cover, a body facing material, and an absorbent body. The body facing material can include a plurality of projections with a land area disposed between the plurality of projections, wherein the land area has an open area greater than about 10% open area in a chosen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott S. C. Kirby, David Glen Biggs, Andrew Thomas Hammond, Eric Donald Johnson, Candace Dyan Krautkramer, Robert Lee Popp, Leila Joy Roberson, Daniel Robert Schlinz, Kendell Jean Williams, Niall Finn, Andy R. Butler
  • Publication number: 20220342432
    Abstract: A handheld computer device is configured to selectively receive a plurality of fluid output values from a paint sprayer and configured to operate in an accessible mode in which the handheld computer device is in a first location where wireless connectivity, via a continuous or near continuous communication path, to at least one of a network server or the paint sprayer is accessible or operate in an inaccessible mode in which the handheld computer device is in a second location out of range of the continuous or near continuous communication path to at least one of the network server or the paint sprayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark T. Weinberger, Michael J. Mansheim, Nicholas H. Reath, Andrew J. Kopel, Daniel R. Johnson, Kevin C. Robb, Robert J. Gundersen
  • Publication number: 20220325973
    Abstract: A plug for insertion into a blast-tube exit cavity of a gun-blast diffuser comprises a plug front surface, a plug rear surface, a plug side surface that extends between the plug front surface and the plug rear surface, a body, comprising a polyurethane foam, and a substrate, coupled to the body and comprising a conductive nonwoven fabric, impregnated with a polyurethane matrix. The plug front surface of the plug is formed by the substrate. The plug rear surface of the plug is formed by the body. The plug side surface of the plug is formed by the substrate and the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Garrett B. Peters, Lucian Woods, Robert R. Johnson, Daniel E. Pulcher, Anthony C. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20220283072
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an exemplary apparatus and method for insitu calibration of multiple flow-sensing devices within a dilution system. In one example, a calibration and dilution system includes a first mass-flow device to serve as a global reference, a second mass-flow device configured to be coupled to and provide a supply of clean gas to a primary diluter, and a third mass-flow device configured to be coupled to and provide a supply of clean gas to a secondary diluter, where the diluters are pneumatically coupled to one another through a gas-supply line. Multiple valves are coupled to at least the mass-flow devices and the diluters. The calibration and dilution system is arranged so that the mass-flow controllers can be calibrated in-situ without having to remove any of the mass-flow controllers from the calibration and dilution system. Other apparatuses, designs, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Serafin Avenido, Russell R. Graze, Jason Paul Johnson, Robert C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11385662
    Abstract: A sprayer for spraying fluid includes a pump, a motor that drives the pump, a drive cycle indicator, a wireless module configured to send and receive information, and control circuitry. The drive cycle indicator outputs an indication of cycle status of the pump. The control circuitry is configured to receive the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, determine a plurality of output values representing paint spray fluid output volume over a plurality of time windows based on the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, store the plurality of output values in memory, and cause the wireless module to transmit one or more of the stored plurality of output values externally from the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark T. Weinberger, Michael J. Mansheim, Nicholas H. Reath, Andrew J. Kopel, Daniel R. Johnson, Kevin C. Robb, Robert J. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 11385663
    Abstract: A sprayer for spraying fluid includes a pump, a motor that drives the pump, a drive cycle indicator, a wireless module configured to send and receive information, and control circuitry. The drive cycle indicator outputs an indication of cycle status of the pump. The control circuitry is configured to receive the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, determine a plurality of output values representing paint spray fluid output volume over a plurality of time windows based on the plurality of cycle status indications of the pump, store the plurality of output values in memory, and cause the wireless module to transmit one or more of the stored plurality of output values externally from the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Lange, Nicholas A. Pagano, Benjamin R. Godding, Mark T. Weinberger, Michael J. Mansheim, Nicholas H. Reath, Andrew J. Kopel, Daniel R. Johnson, Kevin C. Robb, Robert J. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 8717734
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to articles, such as aircraft windows and canopies, including a non-conductive substrate and a conductor pattern including one or more trace lines deposited onto the outside of the substrate such that the entire outside surface of the substrate is not coated with the conductor pattern. The present disclosure also provides methods of dissipating electrostatic charge from non-conductive substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnston, John Koval, Matthew M. Thomas, Robert R. Johnson, Michael P. Gleason, Michael R. Miller, Gregory M. Sisti
  • Patent number: 6362823
    Abstract: A method for utilizing an intellectual structure for visualizing a system of multi-variate data points in a parallel coordinate system, identifying an area of interest within the system, and then transforming a selected portion of the system for visualization in single-point representations of n-dimensional points using broken-line parallel coordinates, where the n point representations of conventional parallel coordinates are brought back into a single point representation that is the single point vector resultant of n dimensional spaces viewable in familiar three dimensional display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: N-Dimensional Visualization
    Inventors: Robert R. Johnson, Marc Palmer, Eric Palmer, Rodney D. Millar
  • Patent number: 5917500
    Abstract: An intellectual structure for displaying multi-dimensional data which is represented as a computer generated model or plot of data space in parallel or non-orthogonal coordinates, wherein the data space is presented in a display space which facilitates relative motion of an observer with respect thereto. Accordingly, the essence of the invention is to create motion of the observer with respect to the data space because it significantly facilitates and enhances comprehension of relationships, structures, patterns or trends within the data space. This is accomplished by creating an n-dimensional data display utilizing parallel coordinates to view the resulting data space using observer-based motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: N-Dimensional Visualization, LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Johnson, Rodney D. Millar, Mark Palmer, Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 5558113
    Abstract: A wire strand cleaner employs a fluid detergent, a fluid rinse and an air dry under controlled agitation and turbulence to avoid the use of CFC's. The wire is pulled through the various stations in sequence, and the cleaning and rinse are accomplished by agitator components that are identical. Further, the wire is pulled through the cleaner in a straight line, thus avoiding the bending and stretching that usually accompanied ultrasonic cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Casteel, Dennis E. Davis, Robert R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5085086
    Abstract: An arrangement and device for on-line liquid sampling in which small samples of a liquid, particularly a sterilizable liquid, flowing through a pipe are periodically withdrawn. Sterilization of the sampling device together with a collecting container attached thereto is made possible without exposure of the device to the atmosphere as the device is mounted on the pipe. This is achieved by enveloping the sampling device with the collection container attached thereto by a flexible, high-temperature resistant enclosure such as a plastic bag, which normally seals off the liquid entry port to the device; sterilizing the device and container assembly in this condition; and providing the pressure air actuated valve in the device which serves to close the normally open valve seat to trap a sample of the liquid, with an extension which punctures the bag adjacent to the entry port incident to the actuation of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventors: Julius T. Johnson, Robert R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5082008
    Abstract: A smoking article includes a generally cylindrically shaped fuel column with a corrugated-shaped channel formed longitudinally through the fuel column and concentric therewith. A flavor releasing material coats the corrugated wall of the channel and the flavor material is aerosolized by the heat generated by the burning of the fuel column when it is ignited. A filter rod is coaxially located at one end of the fuel column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Inventor: Robert R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5008061
    Abstract: A process for producing seamless metal-clad composite structures includes providing a hollow, metallic inner member and an outer sleeve to surround the inner member and define an inner space therebetween. A plurality of continuous reinforcing fibers is attached to the distal end of the outside diameter of the inner member, and the inner member is then introduced, distal end first, into one end of the outer sleeve. The inner member is then moved, distal end first, into the outer sleeve until the inner member is completely enveloped by the outer sleeve. A liquid matrix material is then injected into the space containing the reinforcing fibers between the inner member and the outer sleeve. Next a pressurized heat transfer medium is passed through the inner member to cure the liquid matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Raymond M. Bluck, Harold G. Bush, Robert R. Johnson